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Anne Hathaway's Cottage, home of William Shakespeare's Wife

At Shakespeare-upon-Avon the main attractions are themed around the quill-scratching playwrite. Book a Stratford-upon-Avon hotel to get to grips with the Bard or just relax along the pretty River Avon.

Historic Stratford-upon-Avon

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is home to the “courting chair” upon which William Shakespeare reputedly wooed his wife Anne. At Mary Arden’s House, the former home of Shakespeare’s mum, rare-breed pigs patted by children by day grunt by night during outdoor performances of Richard III. You can see the Bard’s “second best” bed at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Art and museums in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Falstaff Experience/Tudor World Museum isn’t all bard news. You’ll also learn about plague, fire and Elizabethan intrigue. The Gallery showcases work by Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. At Shakespearience expect gusts of wind, thunder claps and hi-tech wizardry on a romp through the life of you know who.

Quirky things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

You can wander through a tropical rainforest of waterfalls and more than 1,500 winged beauties at the Stratford Butterfly Farm. Watch out for the goliath bird-eating tarantula with furry legs almost as long as a small child’s. No, they don’t roam free.

Events in Stratford-upon-Avon

Book a Stratford-upon-Avon hotel and join Shakespeare’s April birthday celebrations with street performers and a procession to Holy Trinity Church, the Bard’s last resting place. At the Christmas Festival, Shakespeare’s jollier bearded rival Santa receives visitors in his Winter Wonderland grotto.

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Attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon:


Aston Villa FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

West Bromwich Albion FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2011/12

Opening times:
Aug 2011 - May 2012 (annual)

Stoke City FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Reading FC 2011/12

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

What's on in Stratford-upon-Avon:


Hanbury Hall

Dates Open:
27/02/2015 to 25/06/2015
01/09/2015 to 31/10/2015
26/06/2015 to 31/08/2015
06/11/2015 to 19/12/2015

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton. Courtesy of the National Trust
Wightwick Manor

Dates Open:
11/02/2015 to 19/02/2015
03/03/2015 to 04/11/2015
10/11/2015 to 25/11/2015
01/12/2015 to 23/12/2015

Dancin' Oxford

Dates Open:
18/02/2015 to 29/03/2015

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